DULUTH - A donation of half a million dollars is helping flood recovery efforts in the Northland.
The gift became the largest single outside donation for this cause.
The money was donated from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation of Eden Prairie and was presented on Sunday at a special ceremony in Duluth.
The $500,000 grant will help three different areas in the Northland.
It will also provide assistance to disaster case managers who act as advocates to help clients get their homes back to normal.
Then the money will help rebuild non- profits affected by the flood.
This money is crucial since FEMA declined individual assistance to the area.
“This is really going to ramp up the services that will be delivered and the financial that will be provided to individuals and families and to non- profit organizations that have had some physical damage or have had to increase their services as a result of the flood,” said Holly Sampson, the Community Foundation president.
The grant comes at a crucial time as a lot of critical work remains to be done before the winter season arrives.